Employers Searching MySpace, Friendster & Facebook for Employee Information

Here is an interesting audio clip of NPR’s Steve Inskeep interviewing Stephen Viscusi, CEO of the Viscusi Group, about the practice of employers using social network sites like MySpace, Friendster and Facebook to do background research on employees and potential employees. You can listen to the interview @ Employers Tap Web for Employee Information.

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SMS Text Messaging as a Political & Social Tool

Thanks to SmartMobs for drawing attention to a Wikipedia entry that lists some of the interesting ways that mass SMS text messaging has been involved in current political and social situations: * In January 2001, Joseph Estrada was forced to resign from the post of president of the Philippines. The popular campaign against him was […]

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The Politics of YouTube

Politicians are finding themselves and their words at the mercy of video sharing site YouTube. With the proliferation of cheap digital cameras and video sites like YouTube, it appears that all the “Little Brothers” have started to turn the cameras on “Big Brother”. This article in the New York Times illustrates how politicians are getting […]

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MySpace Heading Towards 100 Million Accounts

Recent reports show the popular social networking site MySpace pushing past 100 million registered users within the next week. Within just a few years MySpace has become the fourth most popular web site online. With this many registered users, MySpace, FaceBook and other popular social network sites will continue to be a treasure trove of […]

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